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RRHS receives Essential Community Provider status The Minnesota Department of Health recently designated Rum River Health Services an Essential Community Provider (ECP). ECPs serve high-risk, special needs and underserved individuals and must meet certain qualifications such as: ■ Provide or coordinate supportive and stabilizing services, such as transportation, child care, linguistic services, and culturally sensitive [...]

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The merger between two of the nation’s leading Midwest-based general merchandise retail chains, Shopko and Pamida, is now complete, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller, rural communities. With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states [...]

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Liberty Tax Service helps vets Liberty Tax Service salutes veterans, active military and their immediate family members with free tax preparation at the Liberty Tax Service office in Elk River from February 20-26. This is for first-time customers of Liberty Tax. Liberty Tax Service is located at 18853 Freeport St. NW, next to Little Caesars. [...]

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Ivan Lee, an immigrant from China residing in Princeton, still holds onto at least one custom from his homeland of China – the celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Chinese New Year holiday is a traditional time for the Chinese to honor household and heavenly deities and ancestors and bring family members together for [...]

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Nearly 50 Princeton area business owners expressed property-tax discontent to State Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, and State Sen. Dave Brown, R-Becker, during a meeting organized by the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce in Princeton on Monday. The meeting was conducted at the Northern Attitudes Bar & Grill, where owner Carol Dalske was one of the [...]

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Crystal Cabinet Works laid off 23 workers early last month but expects to begin hiring back in the spring, according to Jill Crandall, assistant to the president at Crystal. The current number of employees remaining is 299. Jeff Hammer, owner and president of the 64-year-old company, said the number of employees at Crystal normally goes [...]

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“Nonexistent,” is the word Jon George, proprietor of Marv’s True Value, used last week as he talked about the sales this winter of snow shovels, toboggans, snow blowers and other items at his store that would normally be significant this season. But as Twin Cities meteorologist Paul Douglas stated in his column in the Minneapolis [...]

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